Rising food prices can burn a big hole in your pocket, especially if you're feeding a big family. Here are 5 simple ways to save on your grocery bill, according to Consumer Reports.
Before you head out to the store, know what you want to buy. Be armed with a list will help your urge to grab extra items you don’t need.
Most stores nowadays have free store memberships that offer shoppers discounts. Some memberships pull double duty: You not only save extra money, but some let you earn reward points for future purchases. Even if there is a small membership fee, the savings tend to make it worth the cost. A Costco member costs $50 for a basic membership, but each time you check out you earn a 2% discount reward on most purchases, making the membership pay for itself pretty quickly.
Just because the label isn’t familiar, doesn’t mean what’s inside tastes bad. Many store-brand products are made with the same ingredients of the name-brand products, yet cost much less and taste exactly the same.
No surprise here, but this isn’t your grandma’s coupon game. Coupon clipping has become more than just going through the Sunday paper—be sure to look for coupons online, in mailers and magazines.
Do your research, become familiar with the grocers in your area and pay attention to prices to learn who has the best sales. If you're shopping for a large household, keep in mind may fare better buying in bulk at a wholesale store rather than a conventional super-market.
Dread the moment the cashier hands you the receipt at the grocery store? Fear not, here are tips to reduce your grocery bill.